3D Print Your Own Invisibility Cloak

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Harry Potter has an invisibility cloak, so when will we? Well, sooner than you might think. Anthony looks at the many ways scientists are trying to help you disappear.

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Do-It-Yourself Invisibility with 3-D Printing

“Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments.”

Invisibility Cloak Findings at Duke University

“A team led by scientists at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working ‘invisibility cloak'”

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“Yaroslav Urzhumov of Duke University is working on cloaking technology that would make airplanes and boats invisible to radar.”

First Invisibility Cloak Tested Successfully, Scientists Say

“Researchers announced today that they’ve built the world’s first invisibility cloak, although the fine print may disappoint science-fiction fans.”

Duke University Creates Perfect, Centimeter-Scale Invisibility Cloak

“Scientists at Duke University have created the first invisibility cloak that perfectly hides centimeter-scale objects.”

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“Invisibility is a notion that has long captivated the popular imagination.”

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49 comments

Dazart September 18, 2013 - 5:34 AM

under the invisible coffee table with invisible legos around it

GlossJung September 23, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Starfleet replicators here we come

TheHyperPixels September 23, 2013 - 2:34 PM

or a replicator like in star trek.

frank franksten September 28, 2013 - 10:43 AM

I'd take it and ditch school.

iamadiehardtwihard September 28, 2013 - 11:24 AM

The microwave didn't make the food itself. :/

ArkVids September 29, 2013 - 11:16 PM

I need a replicator like in Star Trek.. I have a feeling we may be getting closer… but until i can just basically tell the replicator what I want regardless of what it is and get it I will never be satisfied.. :F

Helios8170 September 30, 2013 - 4:10 AM

You mean when they closed the cabinet and they opened it it had a lot of food? Yeah, me too.

RAIDEN October 3, 2013 - 6:20 AM

in a couple of millenia, don't worry

Cathal Byrne October 6, 2013 - 4:07 AM

I would we a perv

aquaraider11 October 11, 2013 - 5:45 PM

By not losting them, once you create one, or just make it so big you find it without seeing it.

Kendapay October 13, 2013 - 5:48 PM

My invisibility cloak dropped… I cant find it anymore :(
Like this comment if you have the same problem.

dakotagau October 14, 2013 - 12:32 AM

I'd run around grabbing people inappropriately.

adam landau October 14, 2013 - 3:31 AM

fucking youtube keeps fucking freezing on google chrome.

Sylvanus October 18, 2013 - 10:35 PM

No, because that kind of power doesn't belong in civilian hands.

Smitty LegitLastname October 19, 2013 - 1:49 AM

Keep them inside out when you're not using them

Mel Scotty October 19, 2013 - 8:46 AM

Wow. That would be cool… Except the goverment could get into our homes and spy on us. Robbers, Theifs, Rapists, terrorists….yikes. But if I had one, I would sneak around the neighborhood in it.

Jake Pursey October 21, 2013 - 3:05 AM

wind my mates up and scare people

Jeremy October 21, 2013 - 6:00 AM

i had a stainless steel 3D printer at work… just saying

Sarthex October 23, 2013 - 3:19 PM

I would just prank the shit out of everyone. Nothing constructive, nothing important. Just pranks XD

Plebasaurus Rekt October 23, 2013 - 10:46 PM

One cloack that might would work is that it would bend light around itself

Markimus October 25, 2013 - 12:03 AM

How would we know if the 3D printer was working or not?

Einar Strandberg October 29, 2013 - 5:17 AM

… the things I could do with this… invisible Nerf bullets, invisible Nerf guns, invisible water balloons… invisible pockets for keys… (yeah I'm mature (compared to what my friends would do))

Iron Raptor October 30, 2013 - 10:32 AM

I was thinking more deadly assassin than locker room.

brian king November 5, 2013 - 12:45 PM

I would sneak out of class

Zoe Murphy November 6, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Well, in Harry Potter, when the Invisibility Cloak is not being worn, there is a pattern of moons and stars on the cloak. In the movie, when Harry's wearing his cloak, he sees the material while inside.

Austin Strause November 13, 2013 - 8:51 AM

Soooo…. When's Discovery Channel suing you for infringement I wonder…..

Ethan Brayshaw November 15, 2013 - 7:38 PM

DO NOT READ THIS! If you're reading this then your parent is going to die in 5 years. To undo this curse paste on 5 videos good luck. I can't risk it

kjx theidiot November 18, 2013 - 3:43 PM

be a more stealthy assassin than Connor Kenway with his wolf cloak on and the rest i cant be mature about

swanclipper November 29, 2013 - 7:51 PM

shit just got real people, WHERE'S WALLY NOW!

bannor216 December 7, 2013 - 10:33 PM

i like this guy the best. 

dakotagau January 4, 2014 - 10:57 AM

I would go mad, and be a rapist/murderer/conspiracy revealer. 
I would sneak into north korea, nuke a small town in russia or somewhere, and get nk nuked to oblivion.

JaSean Thorp January 6, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Oh the things I would do with a invisibility cloak : )

A Duck January 9, 2014 - 9:59 AM

Go on a looting frenzy.

TnT FoX February 7, 2014 - 1:10 PM

I would sneak into the restricted section of the library and read the old books!

Phefonyawena February 24, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Use public showers without being seen!!!

Tailsthehacker01 March 16, 2014 - 8:49 AM

Should have figured the video was clickbait.
"Hey you can become invisible with 3d printing! (but only to radar…)
This is why I unsubscribed from you dickwads.

Freyanyaaa March 17, 2014 - 7:30 PM

i can not even microwave popcorn right myself.sorta

Loyal Justice March 18, 2014 - 11:25 AM

IF INVISIBILITY WAS POSSIBLE… SHHHHHHHHHH! I BE A MEMBER OF THE C.I.A. TO HAVE THE BLOODY JOB OF DESTROYING EVIL DOERS FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH… MAYBE MY DREAM COME TRUE!!!

Stratacus March 24, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Nice shave.

zeebezoo March 29, 2014 - 7:10 AM

Printed out invisibility cloak, put cloak on, walk into bank with an empty backpack, walk out of bank with full backpack. Donate to the homeless, and random people to ensure that the literal paper trail is difficult to follow.

TheAGcollector101 April 3, 2014 - 6:09 PM

First, let's make 3d printers available at a lower price.

Rogue * April 8, 2014 - 4:20 AM

Isn't there also Chameleon effect where they can adapt to change to their surroundings.

Jeff Savage April 14, 2014 - 5:52 PM

It's not you, its the popcorn.

not BANGERTV May 12, 2015 - 8:59 AM

Four more years.

BlueCreeperPlays April 3, 2016 - 6:16 AM

OMG I'm watching 2016 and i thought this was a new video theta the end he says 3D printers are limited, me – "hmm 2013? 2012? this is not a new video

Duly Noted June 5, 2017 - 4:43 PM

How about tiny cameras that take the image in back of you to show up on roll up screens you wear in front of you and visa versa?

Marley Russell September 22, 2017 - 11:07 PM

Thats an April fools joke

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Reptile Ruairi October 30, 2017 - 3:39 AM

Here’s the easier way to get one

1: Go to Hogwarts

2:Ask Dombledor Nicely

Yoël Knopf May 19, 2019 - 2:43 PM

(2:30) Today, 19 May 2019 , 6 years 'down the line'… answer: Nope